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... OK! Enough of the mama Mia wedding now.
So the long and the short of it is that Dyana & I only had one day to ourselves. Free from all the pomp and everything. So, as Frederick Forsythe the famous author ended one of his books with the phrase, ‘Let loose, the dogs of war,’ at last……. we were free to do what we normally do…… PARTY! And have a good time exploring. Yes!
Now, let me ...
North of Olympia we find Clermont (Chelmoutsi) Castle, built in 1223 by a French Prince Geoffrey, after the Crusades when he claimed the region for himself. The castle was built to the highest standard of its time and still most impressive. Only taking 3 years to build, it is taking a lot more time and probably money (EU money) to restore. However it is one of ...
went to Archaeological site. Saw temple of Hera. Zeus. Athlete training grounds and athlete hangout. Visited stadium where first Olympic Games took place. Stood on marble start line and took off to race. Soaked up the spirit of the Olympic champions.
Dis is some shopping in Olympia and had lunch. Spanokapita ouzo. Gyros and Greek pizza
on return train was offered wine tasting from local winery
... refugee problem, both on the island and at sea in the straits between Turkey and Greece, cruise ships are staying out of the area. This must be devastating to the economy of a small island like Kos. Katakolo is just a small fishing village, the main attraction being Olympus 30km away, the home of the original Greek stadium. Due to the very early start most passengers elected for the stroll through the village. We are the only ship docked and the village promenade cafes were able ...
... seeing as how technology doesn't usually work for us lol). Of course that didn't work either and we were lost after only 10 minutes. So we decided to turn on our navigation and give it another go! (It sounds so much better saying 'the Sat Nav didn't work' rather than 'we couldn't read the map' hahaha).
We managed to get ourselves around through all these little villages. ...